Retired Choir Director Sees Shen Yun 8 Times: ‘I never miss it’

April 15, 2018

“This is my eighth time to come to Shen Yun. I never miss it, if I can get here at all.”

“It’s different every year, and I like that a lot of the stories come from the old religion before communism. You see the gentleness and the kindness [of the Chinese people]. In the world today, you don’t see that much, and so I like to tell people to come and see that so they get back in touch with what [China is].”

“I get a feeling of peace and serenity from the show—that things are good in life, and look for the good.”

“I think the dancers are inspired by that kind of [divine] beauty, and they use that in their performances. They make it very real, the stories and the way that they express it.”

“I like the fact that [the orchestra] used some of the traditional instruments. … Using the traditional [Chinese] instruments enhances the music that is done by the people in the [western] orchestra.”

“I liked them [vocal soloists]. The soprano has a different technique that she uses, but I liked it, and the baritone was just wonderful. … I just like to listen to them.”

“I think it has achieved [its goal of reviving traditional Chinese culture] 100 percent, because a lot of people don’t know anything about China. … I think this is very helpful. … I think it’s a very good thing that we get the people of the world together.”

Judyann Hellrung, retired school teacher, choir director, singer
Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, United States
Shen Yun World Company
April 14, 2018